Kuwento

KUWENTO means story, and this is our space for reflection. This is where members of the Teach for the Philippines family share their experience of being part of the movement towards education reform. We hope that through sharing our KUWENTO, we will be able to give you a more complete view of what it means to leave your mark for our children, and for our country.


Teacher Leslie on Her First Month as a Teacher

I did it. I made it through the first month.  I have already learned so much about the public school system in the Philippines and have so many stories to share.  Where do I begin? We are piloting a new... Read More

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A Reminder of My Why

The following Experiences entry was written by Carmina Regine Fernandez of the 2013 Cohort. She originally wrote this essay in... Read More >

Teacher Jerome: Para Kanino Ka Bumabangon?

“Para kanino ka bumabangon?” Who do you wake up for?   Before the first day of class, we were told... Read More >

Teacher Delfin: “Mag-aaral Ako sa Ateneo.”

Today, I did the riskiest thing I've ever done as a teacher - bring two of my students with me... Read More >

‘Cher Andrea: Para Sa Bata, Para Sa...

Chapter 1 – Ang Simula   Nagsimula tayong hindi magkakilala, nakasakay sa iisang bus, may nagkekwentuhan, at ang ibang nakatanaw sa... Read More >

CEP Intern Kristina: Things I’ve Learnt in...

Teach for the Philippines is located at Unit 201 Asia Tower Condominium, Benavidez corner Paseo de Roxas Street, Legaspi Village,... Read More >

‘Cher Carlo: What I learned from Teaching...

Recently, one of my students sent me a message and asked me “What did you learn for the past two... Read More >

CEP Intern Erika: A Message to Everyone...

As a Teach for the Philippines (TFP) intern under the Business Development team, my responsibilities required a lot of time... Read More >

‘Cher Tin: On Being a Teacher

During our Filipino class, I asked my students to draw what they wanted to be when they grow up. As... Read More >

Teacher Brigitte: Living My Dream

My Why “Nagustuhan mo talagang magturo?” (Did you really want to teach?) That’s the question I frequently get from my... Read More >

Teacher Evee: Superhero

Committing two years of my life as a public school teacher is a decision questionable and surprising for many. Some... Read More >